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I’ve taught stand-up comedy for more than three decades. There are lessons I’ve learned about being funny that also apply to other aspects of life. But often we just don’t think…

Assumptions and Joke Writing – Part 3 – Greg Dean Comedy Tips 10

In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 9: Assumptions and Joke Writing – Part 3, I’ll discuss the mechanism between the target assumption and reinterpretation, and how this lead to creating my original joke writing system The Joke Prospector.

Assumptions and Joke Writing – Part 2 – Greg Dean Comedy Tips 9

  In my previous blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 8: Assumptions and Joke Writing – Part 1, I showed the process I went through to understand the assumption’s role in…

Assumptions and Joke Writing – Part 1 – Greg Dean Comedy Tips 8

In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 8: Assumptions – Part 1, I’ll demonstrate the role of assumptions in all jokes. Joke writing and performing stand-up comedy have fundamental skills anyone can learn and practice to become funnier.

Joke Misdirection – Part 3 – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 7

In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 7: Joke Misdirection – Part 3, I’ll examine how misdirection works with Existing Information Jokes in the Immediate Environment.

Joke Misdirection – Part 2 – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 6

In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 6: Joke Misdirection – Part 2, I’ll examine how joke misdirection works with Existing Information jokes from Common Knowledge.

Joke Misdirection – Part 1 – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 5

In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tip 5: Joke Misdirection – Part 1, I’ll examine the role of misdirection in the function of all jokes.

Learn Joke Structure – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 4

In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 4: Learn Joke Structure, I’ll explain several advantages of knowing joke structure. Dean teaches his original joke structure mechanisms…

Express Emotions – Greg Dean Comedy Tips 3

In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 3: Express Your Emotions, I’ll discuss the importance for comedians to express their emotions about their material.

Comedy Books – What-To vs How-To – Greg Dean Comedy Tip 2

In this blog, Greg Dean Comedy Tips 2: What-To Comedy Books versus How-To Comedy Books, I’ll explain the different between What-To comedy books and How-To comedy books. Not all comedy books are the same….

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